Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge
via the National Endowment for the Arts
More information: https://www.arts.gov/initiatives/musical-theater-songwriting-challenge
Direct Link to Application: https://songwritingchallenge.secure-platform.com/a/page/homepage
Deadline to Apply May 17, 2021
This national contest, now entering its fourth year, is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals. The goal of the program is to engage the musical theater field in nurturing the next generation of songwriters.
The Songwriting Challenge provides winners with a coaching team consisting of a mentor and music director (both musical theater professionals) to hone the student’s original song into a Broadway-ready composition. Their song is then recorded by Broadway musicians and vocalists in New York City. Final songs are premiered on iHeartRadio Broadway, distributed on streaming music platforms and compiled into a songbook created by Concord Theatricals.